In this training video Epic Fitness trainer Truman Wood explains how to perform the leg lift exercise from the gym at West 6th Tempe. This movement is a great core movement that strengthens the hip-flexors, lower abs, upper abs, as well as the internal and external obliques.
The keys on this movement are:
- Keep the back and neck straight
- Balance weight on the glutes
- Keep the feet elevated
- Keep core engaged
- Rotate side to side reaching for the ground behind the hips
- Slow controlled breathing
This movement can be integrated into your circuit training or added as an independent core strengthening exercise. The rep range for Russian Twists varies with strength and skill, so start low and build up to 30+ repetitions.